Breakthrough: An Amateur Photography Revolution
April 20 - June 16, 2007
SFAC Gallery, Main Gallery
A multi-faceted exhibition and panel discussion examining the new
digital environment that has revolutionized the way photographers shoot,
store and share images. Our examination centers on the
empowered digital communities of two Bay Area enterprises that have
helped define and push the boundaries of how images live within a
Co-curated with Derek Powozniak
Front Gallery: JPG: Community & Opportunity
In partnership with the SFAC Gallery, the JPG Magazine community
tackles the theme Breakthrough in a multimedia exhibition that
celebrates global participation and exposes the editorial process. An
accompanying feature will appear in JPG's May issue.
Back Gallery: Takes on Flickr
Six leading Bay Area curators explore the expansive Flickr community
and emerge with image-sets that reflect unexpected thematic threads and a
diverse array of photographic styles. Curators: Rebeca Bollinger,
Heather Champ, Joseph del Pesco, Chuck Mobley, Renny Pritikin, and Terri
Also featuring Flickr-interactive artist’s projects by Jonathan Coultan and Takashi Matsumoto.
Are we all photographers now?
Thursday, May 31, 6:00 – 7:30pm, Free
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, Lower Level, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
What does it mean to be a “photographer” when there's a camera in
every phone and photos can travel the globe with the click of a button?
Join this panel of artists and experts for a lively conversation about
the art and practice of photography in the brave new digital age.
Moderator: Thom Sempere, Executive Director, PhotoAlliance
Panelists: J.D. Beltran, Artist; Caterina Fake, Founder, Flickr;
Deanne Fitzmaurice, Photojournalist /Pulitzer Prize recipient, San
Francisco Chronicle; Derek Powazek, Founder/Editor, JPG Magazine.
Presented in collaboration with PhotoAlliance